Tips For Moving Day In Edmonton

While many are excited about moving into that new Edmonton apartment or townhome, very few people like the physical move. In fact, ask five people around you if they enjoy the physical, mental, and emotional demands of a moving day. I am pretty sure that you will get a resounding chorus of no. There are, however, ways to manage stress without letting it break you down. Here are a few tips for moving day in Edmonton to help you manage this potentially fluid and challenging day.

Have Your Plan Ready

Hopefully, you are not just reading this the day before moving day. Assuming you’re not, one major tip is to have a plan ready to go that guides you through the many steps involved. This plan needs to start from the minute you decide to move to the actual moving day in Edmonton.

First and foremost, start as soon as you can to pull multiple sources of information that tell you how to prepare. Then compile these into a master list with everything broken down by completion dates. Focus on completing each task when it is due. This will help you from the feeling of overwhelming later.

A Few Moving Day Preparation Resources

While you want to pull several resources to compile your moving plan, here are a few to help right from our site. The first is an article with some essential tips when you find out you will move. The second deals with tips to reduce stress while you prepare for a move. Both make great additions to your preparation information for the move.

The Big Day

The Big Day is here. It is moving day or the 24 hours leading up to moving day. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you.


Make sure you are prepared for whatever Mother Nature is throwing at you. If you know the forecast for the next day is a scorcher, make sure you have lots of water on hand for you and anyone helping you. If inclement weather is forecasted, budget more time for both travel to your new Edmonton apartment as well as unload your belongings in the rain, ice, or snow.

Essentials On Hand

Make sure you have an essentials bag or kit ready to go. Whether it is a move across town or Canada, it is vital to have it on hand. Some items to include are:

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Essential medicines
  • Phone charger and battery pack
  • Change of clothes (always)
  • Basic toiletries
  • Extra cash and credit cards
  • Jacket
  • Towel
  • Umbrella 
  • Basic first aid
  • Extra set of contacts (if applicable)
  • Pet supplies and water bowl(if applicable)

Before moving on, here is a more granular view of what should be included in your cadre of essential medicines. I make a point to go over this because things can go wrong, and you want to make sure you can remedy it while you are on the go. Make sure to include:

  • Essential prescriptions
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antacid

Children and Pets

We all love our children and pets, but the moving day can intensify stress. It is strongly recommended that you get someone to care for them while you are in the active stages of going from one location to the other. At the very least, make sure another adult is with you to watch them while you navigate the transition. 


A great way to make moving day easier is to make the unpacking process more manageable. Mark the boxes with the names of the rooms they are destined for. Better yet, use different colors for different rooms as well. This will make it easier to get things where they belong more quickly. 

Movers And Friends

It is a good idea to tip if you used professional movers or even just hired labor. Likewise, if you have friends assisting you, show them your gratitude with a gift card or lunch for the assistance they provided.